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Breach of Lease Eviction

Breach of Lease Eviction

The Texas Association of Realtors Lease Agreement is the gold standard for leases in Texas and is sixteen pages long. Tenants and landlords are each required to initial each page and then sign the last. It is a binding agreement to pay rent for a set amount of time and maintain a home. Why is this best left to a professional? Because a professional will


Bush Senior Gets a Service Animal

Bush Senior Gets a Service Animal

Service animals have now made a presidential appearance! Read the full story here: https://www.khou.com/article/news/politics/george-h-w-bush/bush-41-gets-new-service-dog-named-sully/285-567414565     If Bush was applying to lease a home managed by Evan Howell Properties we would ask: What is the specific assistive task the service animals performs? Can you provide documentation to validate this? In property management we come across clients that are interested in leasing their homes with no


Property Tax Protest

Property Tax Protest

Every Spring the Harris County District Appraisal District sends a notice to property owners advising the new assessed property value of homes. What we have learned: Property Tax Value typically increases every year incrementally. It is important to protest every year. Implementation: A successful protest will be a thoughtful debate based on two factors 1) Unequal Value compared to other properties in the area. 2)


Communication

Communication

Communication is the key to every successful relationship and business transaction. In order for communication to be a success there are four vital components: Sender/Message and Receiver/Feedback. Any time we have contact with a new customer, or vendor one of the first questions to ask is: What is your preferred method of communication? We are in the digital age and there are so many venues


How to Prepare your Home for Lease

How to Prepare your Home for Lease

Single-family houses are a significant presence on the rental market. Here are some tips to make your home stand out above the competition.There are three guidelines to follow when your prepare your house for the lease: inspect, repair and clean it. Inspect the roof for leaks and general integrity. The roof is a big ticket item and easier to catch a small leak before it trickles


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